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7 Tips for Vacationing With Toddlers

Sometimes orange headphones are all you need to get through the flight. That and massive amounts of animal crackers. Thanks JetBlue.

Sometimes orange headphones are all you need to get through the flight. That and massive amounts of animal crackers. Thanks JetBlue.

Vacation planning can be intimidating even without a child. Add a child — particularly a small child — to the mix and the planning can become paralyzing. Here’s a quick list that has helped me make the most of our weekend visits to see family, or beach trips to get away from the daily grind.

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Acadia, Maine – The Adult-Only Trip That Revived Us!

Our first morning hike - Joshua Pond.

Our first morning hike: Joshua Pond. See more pics below!

I know what you’re thinking – on a blog about hiking with a baby, why is she highlighting the greatness about hiking without one? Well, I’ll tell you why, because it’s just as hard.

Growing up, when I’d roll my eyes at my mom about some ‘dripping with love’ statement she’d make, she’d say, “Just wait, you’ll understand how much I love you when you have children of your own.”

Never was that more true, than when my husband and I said good-bye to our son for our first nights away from him to hike the outrageously beautiful mountains of northern Maine.

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